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Introduce yourself here!

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Elite Member
Valparaiso, IN USA
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TA Trader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 3 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 2 received


I have been trading stocks for about 2 years, and doing ok, not great.

I am currently taking a class from Trading Advantage, and using TA Trader software.

I found this forum after I fount a Webinar about Investor RT software on youtube.

I have not blown up any accounts yet, and hopping it's not a prerequisite. We will see.

I am currently looking for a stable platform, and a better broker with lower fees that I can standardize on.

I can not possibly fight software, commissions and learn to trade at the same time.

My hobbies include being a flight instructor, and RC Aircraft & Drones.



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Trading Apprentice
Peoria, IL. USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, MetaTrader
Broker/Data: MB Trading
Favorite Futures: eur/usd
Posts: 2 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Hello fellow traders

I've been trading 4 years, learning more every day. Seems like I picked the most volatile time to learn, but getting there at last. I've studied many "systems", found the a lot are not so good. Happily there are a few great ones like Big Mike's. I day trade in Forex, am a master in RSI thanks to a mentor who is kind enough to teach me. There is no "holy grail", you need to gradually tune your system into what works best for you. Like most, I was indicator crazy before learning Price Action is a major part of trading. Looking forward to learning from this site.
Thanks, Kevin

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Trading Apprentice
Dublin, Ireland
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader, NinjaTrader, MultiCharts
Favorite Futures: ES, TF
Posts: 1 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

glad to join

Hi Mike,

just beginning with trading (in the first phase, scouting market, platform, strategies). Currently investigating indicators, automated strategies, optimization, backtesting, the lot.... I can see that most experienced traders seem to go to the price action approach, let's see if that will be the path where I'll go.


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  #3074 (permalink)
Elite Member
boston, ma / usa
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninja , metastock, multicharts, TDA, tradestation
Broker/Data: Tradestation, Esignal, OptionsExpress, MBTrading, Ameritrade
Favorite Futures: spy,sector spyders
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Posts: 67 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 9 given, 13 received

Excited to be part of a winning Team

Would like to thank all of the BigMikeTrading Members for the shared research posted to this site, I am a 12 year player and there is so much more learn, Hope my experiences will be able to help all that contribute to this wonderful site. Thank you again ... Scott

Not a vendor, just a trader. I do not sell anything. Current studies involve EasyLanguage, Money Management and Technical Analysis. Do Enjoy: Fibs, S / R's , Eliotts, Cycles, Trends , Skews. Not Enjoy: fundamentals, Main St Media . It's all about keeping your emotions out of trading and work a system. Appreciate all insight as will be returned. Scotty B.
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Trading Apprentice
Hong Kong SAR
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: Index Future
Posts: 1 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Dear All,

Nice to visit the site, hope we can share more.


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Trading Apprentice
Kansas City Missouri/United States
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Broker/Data: IBFX
Favorite Futures: Forex
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Posts: 1 since Jul 2012
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Ready to move forward!

I'm glad I found this forum, I'm one of thousands off other people that have been sucked into the big money game. I will tell my story in another post.


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london united kingdom
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Sierra Chart, S5T
Favorite Futures: ES
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Posts: 58 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 1,224 given, 90 received

hi from london


What a great forum, big Thank you for Big Mike's efforts and time. Also to all the traders for the shared knowledge and insight. I wish i had more time to read and share my experience, but working on it ,


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Trading Apprentice
Riga, Latvia
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MetaTrader
Favorite Futures: eur/usd
Posts: 1 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


Hi! I'm really glad to be here! Forex trading is something I devoted a few years of study and now finally I can say that there are really working patterns and everyone can take advantage of them!

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Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker/Data: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Favorite Futures: futures
Posts: 2,503 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,241 given, 4,638 received
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Hello From Ohio

Hi Everyone -

After years of occasionally visitng, I finally decided to join (formerly BMT). I finally got fed up with the trolls on many other sites...

I've been trading futures the past 20+ years, with many of the early years being unsuccessful.

I've been fairly profitable for the past 10 years or so, won a trading contest along the way, and abandoned a lucrative career 4+ years ago to trade full time.

In my "down" time, I write trading magazine articles, write a blog and do some trading system selling and consulting. But mostly, my focus is trading my personal accounts.

Trading is by far the toughest thing I have ever done, work wise.

I hope to pick up trading info, and hopefully also offer some good advice along the way.


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Elite Member
Groningen, Nederland
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts lifelong license
Broker/Data: Trying out different datafeeds..
Favorite Futures: option combinations on indices, futures on indices
Posts: 21 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 7 given, 2 received

introducing myself

Hello everyone,

first of all thankfull to participate on the website.

An introduction of myself, wanted to do that "easy task" about a week ago, in between dinner and desert...

and now one week later, here it comes. The real version.

About 14 years ago, some one gave me a call, telling me that if I had any money left, I should buy the stock XYZ,

since that was the so called company of the future.. -- before the call I hardly knew stocks existed --

Well, I bought the stock at around 20 dollars each I think - and watched it go up all the way up till 105 dollars each,

and all the way down..... The person telling me to buy the stock even gave me a call about having to take my

profit.......but taking profit did I ask him, isnt the company the promis of the future? When I took profit, what then to


Well, this event slowly got me started. Now 14 years later, and finally had 2 years in a row of making a break - even

result at the end of the year. Ofcourse I had some very bad years, some good years, but all based on being

on the wrong side of the casino table.

Since 2 years I noticed that I , myself, was the biggest threat of my results, and so I slowly started working

with indicators signalling me when to act. That move gave me the first 2 years of solid break even results I just told

you about.

Now started working with Multicharts combined with Easylanguage. Getting to know Multicharts, and being at an

absolute beginner level at EL / PL.

My idea for MC is for once being able to stay on the same platform, take it along with me, and alongside work on my

EL / PL, working on ideas, maybe even a strategy, and being able to deploy my "soon to be" strategy's and indicators

on all data of choice. ( and never ever have to worry about getting to study another platform )

Hope to share my enthousiasme on the website, and by the time I get smarter on EL / PL / MC being able also to share

my future knowledge.

Hope to talk to y'all soon.

Thanks for having me,


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